Fribbling ... providing information that no one needs, but I want to give to you anyway.

"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, was written about Caroline Kennedy.

Piano keys changed from ivory to plastic in 1955.

Why do they call lumber two-by-fours? The boards are actually one-and-a-half by three-and-one-quarter.

Are you "board" already? I have a pain in my lumber zone.

The prong on the buckle is called a "chape."

To kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland one needs to climb 127 steps.

Girl Guide cookies cost 25 cents a box in 1936. Anybody remember that?

The two biggest book sellers in any bookstore are cookbooks and diet books. This can't be right.

"Cookbooks tell us how to prepare food and diet books tell us not to eat it." (Andy Rooney)

There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible. Somewhere it says men make the coffee: Hebrews.

They say that the most common birthday is Oct. 5.

Let a smile be your umbrella and you'll end up with a mouthful of rain.

The average potato makes 36 potato chips. I did not know that air was so expensive until I opened a bag of chips.

Ruby Tuesdays was named from the Rolling Stones song.

"Wheel of Fortune" hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White work one week a month. Vanna is paid $4 million yearly.

In "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy's shoes were five-and-a-half.

It costs $500 to make an Oscar.

We always see watches set at 10:10 because that was the time that Abraham Lincoln died in 1865.

"Devil's Rope" is a name for barbed wire. (Get the point?)

Comedians are called "hams" because in vaudeville, white actors put black face on to perform and used ham fat to take it off.

As Mason said to Dixon, "We have to draw the line somewhere."

We swallow 295 times eating our dinner.

"DINK" is an acronym for double income, no kids.

The most flowers sold in a day was the day after Elvis Presley died.

The number "42" can't be used for any baseball teams, in honor of Jackie Robinson.

If you are right-handed, you will chew on the left side. (Here's chew you.)

My wife and I hold hands. If I let go, she goes shopping.

Be kind to your nephews and nieces. someday you'll need them to pick your nursing home.

Folks in Dubai don't like the Flintstones. But, folks in Abu Dhabi do.

We can see lovers names carved in so many trees. Surprising how many people carry knives on a date.

I wondered what my parents did to kill time before internet and Facebook. So, I asked my 20 brothers and sisters. They didn't know either.

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

Patrick McAlpine is a self-described “edutainer” and a Canadian Snowbird from Kanata, Ontario, Canada. Submit your jokes or smiles to